human data interaction

King's Professor appointed chief scientific adviser of flagship European open government data project

Professor Elena Simperl, Professor of Computer Science, has been appointed as chief scientific advisor to a new six year European Union data project, drawing on her recent work in linked data, dataset search and human data interaction. The new project will play a crucial role in facilitating open government data publication, use, and impact at unprecedented scales. It will chiefly include the launch of a new service: [](, which will build on the strengths of two related open-data initiatives, integrating the [European Data Portal]( and [European Union Open Data Portal]( into a single, coherent core component of the public-sector data infrastructure.